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Defense Daily, Monday, December 10, 2018, Vol. 280, Issue 45

Defense Watch: Budget Concerns; Open Skies and Waters; TSA Award

GOP Push Back. GOP lawmakers are making a concerted push to convince President Donald Trump not to impose cuts on the FY ’20 defense budget, as he has been reported to be demanding. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said “there is no strategic rationale for any cut” to the defense budget on Dec. 6 at the…

Tyndall To Host F-35s After Rebuilding, F-22s To Be Re-Assigned

The Air Force plans to host three F-35 squadrons at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, and is seeking supplemental funding to rebuild the base in order to receive the Joint Strike Fighter, the service announced Dec. 7.If the decision is approved and supplemental funds are appropriated, F-35s could be based at Tyndall by 2023, the…

ARCIC Shifts To Futures Command, Will Develop Concepts For New Army Multi-Domain Operations

The Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) on Friday officially transitioned over to the modernization-focused Futures Command, where its leadership is now tasked with developing concepts to implement the service’s new multi-domain operations plan.ARCIC, now designated the Futures and Concepts Directorate, will shift from Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) to Futures Command but remain headquartered at…

Northrop Receives $450 Million for Joint Threat Emitter program

Northrop Grumman [NOC] on Thursday was awarded a $450 million contract for production of its joint threat emitter (JTE) electronic warfare threat simulator for the U.S. military and foreign allies.The indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract includes JTE production end-items, spares, support equipment, testing and training for U.S. agencies and U.S. partner countries, according to the contract announcement.…

BAE Systems Receives $140 Million ACV Order, Discussing Variants With Marine Corps

BAE Systems has received a $140 million deal from the Marine Corps for 30 more Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV), as the company looks to deliver the first test units in summer 2019 and move on discussions to build three potential variants.The deal, announced Thursday evening, is the second low-rate initial production (LRIP) order for the…

SAIC Posts Higher Earnings, Sales In Third Quarter

Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] on Dec. 6 after the close of the markets reported higher sales due to work for state and local governments while earnings increased due to a lower tax rate.Net income increased 12 percent to $48 million, $1.11 earnings per share (EPS) in the company’s fiscal year 2019 third quarter from…